Digital Capital Advisors LLC— The investment bank brought in Elgin Thompson as a managing director. Thompson, who specializes in transactions relating to online video platforms, advertising technology, video games and eCommerce, will be based in Digital Capital's New York headquarters. He has advised several major media companies, including AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL), Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB), Groupon inc. (Nasdaq: GRPN) and Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE: NLSN). He joins DCA from Macrum Cronus Partners where he led digital media coverage. He previously held roles at Williams Capital, Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch.
England & Co. — The Washington, D.C.-based investment bank has formed a unit dedicated to M&A in the aerospace, defense and government services sector. England & Co.'s has enlisted financial services veteran Edward Bersoff to serve as a senior adviser in the newly formed practice, and more hires are expected. Bersoff has more than three decades of experience as a corporate executive and deal adviser. He is currently the national chair of both the Professional Services Council and the American Electronics Association. Previously, Bersoff was chairman of information technology company ATS Corp. In 1982, Bersoff founded BTG Inc., a government-focused information systems company. He took it public in 1994 and served as CEO until he sold it to Titan Corp. for $142 million in 2001. He went on to be managing director of Jeffries/Quarterdeck Investment Partners LLC and, in 2005, founded what would become ATS. He sold the McClean, Virginia company to Salient Federal Solutions for $73 million in 2012. Bersoff is also chairman of Greenwich Associates LLC, an advisory and consulting firm in Northern Virginia, which he founded in 2003. Craig England, who founded the firm in 2012, is slated to lead the new aerospace and defense segment.